Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
of regulations. higher education is turning to the web to gain revenue. as colleges look for new ways to make money -- some -- such as san jose state university -- have added online courses -- to attract students. at for-profit institutions such as university of phoenix -- students obtain their degree on the internet. now -- many colleges and universities with physical campuses are trying out the web model. the education sector has struggled to add revenue throughout the recession. cordelia maloney -- of the unversity of illinois at chicago, says the online model could take off if universities find a way to do it right. "i think what people are really struggling to do right now is figuring out how to make it work. how to offer a very high quality education at a resonable price. and do it in a way that is engaging for students so that you don't have situations where students get into these things spend money on it -- and then discover they can't complete it." maloney says nearly a third of all students 25 and older are taking classes online. americans are spending more money to spruce up their
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
capital." the government plans to pour $250 billion a year into education. while the country's labor market is a skilled manufacturing force, its looking to raise the stakes for its middle class, which has been steadily growing. reports say corporations like ibm, intel and general motors are eager to hire graduates from china. competing against big box stores can be a david-versus- goliath experience for small retailers. 30 years ago, hardware chains and independents split sales 50/50. now, chains dominate. as paul eggers reports, it's making survival tough for the little guys. "gracias. que paso malala" jesus davila's hardware store, "la brocha gorda," has been a neighborhood fixture for some time, operating in a mostly mexican community on chicago's south side. "the shop has been open for 30 years already. it's been open since 1985. yolo que paso como estas" customers are still coming in, but davila plans to shut the doors in just a couple weeks. after making countless keys and helping out on hundreds of jobs, he's had enough. "let me tell you, i can do it, but i'm tired already."